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Bainbridge's Wicca houseboat to be destroyed June 27

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Apart from a Coast Guard sticker on a window, there isn’t much left of Wicca to suggest it was once afloat. The cedar-shake houseboat, towed from Eagle Harbor to Port Gamble in March, is now a floorless cabin in a corner of the Caicos Corp. yard in Port Gamble. Soon it won’t even be that.

Bainbridge residents can sneek a peek at city's CFP July 9

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:24PM

The second reading of the 2009 Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) update takes place at tonight’s City Council meeting. This is the first opportunity for the public to offer formal comment to the full council on the draft CFP, and the first opportunity for the council to discuss the plan. Some background is in order.

Bainbridge little leaguers win D-2 softball title

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Bainbridge Majors softball coach Melanie Edenholm suggested one minor adjustment to the batters against Sequim’s starting pitcher. It paid off big time. Bainbridge batted around in the fourth inning to score nine runs, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Sequim 11-5 in the Little League District 2 championship game at Snider Park in Poulsbo Monday night.

Olympic dreams come true for Bainbridge swimmer

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:22PM

Bainbridge High School girls’ swim coach Greg Colby remembers a time several years ago when members of the Bainbridge Island Swim Club posted their goals on the bulletin board down at the swim center.

Winslow Way needs fixes | Bainbridge Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:46PM

The Grand Old Fourth of July celebration once again reminds us all that Winslow Way really is the geographic heart of our community. It’s both our Main Street and our community living room. It’s where we shop, where we meet, and sometimes, it’s where we come together to celebrate. Sadly, Winslow Way has also become our principal point of contention.

It’s been 20 Bloomin’ years

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Two decades gives a nonprofit endeavor a good, long time to evolve. And from humble beginnings, Bainbridge in Bloom has blossomed.

Bainbridge is in bloom, two decades and counting

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s an exciting weekend up ahead for avid gardeners. The long-anticipated 20th anniversary Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour will be July 11 through 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To celebrate the event’s longevity, they’ve rolled back ticket and event prices. More information can be found at the Bloom Web site, www.gardentour.info, or by calling the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council (BIAHC) at (206) 842-7901. Tickets are available at many of our local nurseries. The site also lists the locations for various food and refreshments interspersed at several locations this year.

Feeling upbeat, not beat up, about this year’s celebration

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Emotions were running high and the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife at the staging area of the Bainbridge Annual Grande Olde Fourthe of Julye Parade last Fridaye afternoone. Anxious paraders milled about anxiously and anxiously glanced at their watches, all waiting anxiously for the parade to begin. One sign of the rampant pre-parade nervousness was the long line outside the two staging area Porta Potties located on the corner of Madison and Wallace Way. The line outside these Porta Potties was among the longest I saw all day, second perhaps only to the line in front of the booth offering free Obama stickers and the queue in front of the American Marine Bank ATM on Winslow Way.

Question is: To torture or not to torture?

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

You have to wonder about the morality of politicians, bureaucrats and Americans of all types who are strongly against torture when it’s done to us while believing the end justifies the means when the U.S. tortures a declared enemy to gather information.

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  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

P0lice Blotter

First all-comers meet attracts big crowd of runners

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Olivia Driggers, Carly Tizzano, Andrew Kenny, and Ben Galbraith all won three events at Monday’s inaugural all-comers track meet.

The virtues of Beethoven and riverside meditation

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Lying reclined on a picnic blanket with my hands beneath my head, staring up past the treetops where the ambience of a grand piano meshed with the sunshine and singing birds in the afternoon sky, I knew I’d found a getaway.

4th of July events for Kitsap County

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:09PM

A look at Independence Day Events across the county, lighting the proverbial fuse for Fourth of July.

Bremerton themes First Friday around 4th, Bainbridge delays till July 11

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:08PM

As the first Friday of July falls squarely on July 4 this year, art galleries in Bremerton have focused their exhibits quirkily around the Independence Day theme, and will be debuting with receptions that day. Galleries on Bainbridge, including Bainbridge Arts and Crafts which recently received a $1 million endowment that made headlines, will be waiting it out, hosting their first Friday parties during the second week July 11 due to the nuttiness of the island’s Grand Ole Fourth celebration.

Movie nights atop Bremerton J.C. Penney debut July 11

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:07PM

Ron Sher and Co. plan to host movie nights atop the old J.C. Penney building each weekend this month, starting with ‘Top Gun’ July 11. The glow of city lights in downtown Bremerton envelope the old J.C. Penney building at night. But it seems almost a lonely glow.

Lynwood Theater plays host to the 'Show People' of yesteryear

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:07PM

King Vidor’s 1928 silent film satire “Show People” reminds me of something like those “Scary Movie” flicks of today. Those features (more like DVDs as they don’t even come out in theaters most of the time anymore) poke fun at the whole scary movie genre with spoofs on all the contemporary blockbusters and incredibly, oft intentionally, bad acting. Vidor’s piece is much more of a beautiful relic with an all-star cast from the days of the silent film — featuring Marion Davies and William Haines, with cameos from everyone including Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and all the greats.

Kitsap County Weekend Wrock

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:06PM

On the heels of what’s arguably Kingston’s grandest day of the year, comes something new. Just up the street from the Little City by the Sea’s downtown core and Fourth of July events, the Independence Day celebration will be extended with a Saturday full of skate competition and concerts. From the group that basically brought you the Kingston Skate Park itself comes The Kingston Sk8 Rollick.

June 28 a bad day for deer | Bainbridge Police Blotter

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:05PM

A listing of incidents from the Bainbridge Island Police Department.

Chuckwagon brings senior nutrition program | Bainbridge Community Calendar

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 3:02PM

Senior Nutrition: Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program invites seniors age 60 and up to attend a picnic style lunch at noon July 2. Lunch will include Rainbow Pasta Salad, Gourmet Beef Burger, Country Vegetables, Canteloupe & a Brownie. Reservations were required by 2:30 p.m. July 1. Suggested donation: $3. Info and reservations: (888) 877-8511.

What’s going on in Kitsap County | July 2

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 2:58PM

A&E happenings around Kitsap County.

Registration open for youth soccer | Bainbridge Community Calendar

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 2:57PM

Youth Soccer: Registration is now open for Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer this fall. Info/registration: www.biysc.com.

Bainbridge Land Trust gets new exec. director | News Briefs

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 2:56PM

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust has hired Asha Rhenberg, an experienced conservation professional and new resident to the island, as its executive director. She replaces Karen Molinari, who left the post last month.

Bainbridge council members butt heads over grants

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 2:55PM

On Wednesday evening, somewhere above City Hall, clouds clashed and thunder rumbled. A similar rumbling echoed inside the building, as City Councilors clashed over whether to face a controversial Winslow Way-related decision absent one member, or put off the vote until the council was at full force.

Arrest made in sex crime

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 2:01PM

A Bainbridge Island man accused of undressing a 4-year-old girl in an Aquatic Center bathroom on March 26, was charged with first-degree child molestation in Kitsap Superior Court this week.

Civility is waning on Bainbridge Island | Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 11:58AM

Letters from readers of the Bainbridge Island Review.

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